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Windows 7: Battery Icon Gone


29 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 
Battery Icon Gone

At the beginning of the summer, I got some kind of virus or bug that crashed my computer for a few weeks. I finally fixed the virus problem and noticed my battery icon was missing. I have just now gotten around to this problem, but I have had to keep my computer plugged into the wall for it to work, so now it's pretty much a desktop. I am going to be heading back to school in a few weeks and I want to get this problem fixed. Hopefully someone can help me!!? I've tried all that I can.

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29 Jul 2011   #2

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It helps a great deal if you elaborate on 'I've tried all that I can.'.

No you haven't tried all that you can.

1. Which laptop?
2. Which OS?
3. Have you gone to Power options in the control panel?

You didn't tell us anything, and you expect us to give a hand.

How about you tell us what you got, so that the rest of us might be able to make an educated guess.
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29 Jul 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Smith, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if the tutorial below for the battery icon may be able to help. Be sure to check the items in yellow TIP box at the top of the tutorial first.

System Icons - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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29 Jul 2011   #4

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

I have a HP Pavilion Dv7 Notebook PC, AMD Turion II Ultra Dual Core Mobile M600 2.40 GHZ, I have Windows 7 64 Bit OS, and I have looked through all my options throughout the control panel that I feel would be connected, also I've looked through out the internet at a bunch of sites, along with friends that have tried helping me solve the problem.

Windows 7 Home Premium**
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29 Jul 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Hello Smith55j

If your having to keep your notebook plugged in for it to work its not a battery icon issue as much as its a battery issue. Check to make sure the battery is inserted correctly and charging.There is usually a led light on the notebook to indicate this. Try a third party battery meter like Battery Meter: A small but full featured battery meter for your laptop and UMPC. | Mioplanet this may help diagnose if the battery is available or not.

Danny
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29 Jul 2011   #6

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xxxdannyxxx View Post
Hello Smith55j

If your having to keep your notebook plugged in for it to work its not a battery icon issue as much as its a battery issue. Check to make sure the battery is inserted correctly and charging.There is usually a led light on the notebook to indicate this. Try a third party battery meter like Battery Meter: A small but full featured battery meter for your laptop and UMPC. | Mioplanet this may help diagnose if the battery is available or not.

Danny

Danny using your battery meter it says full and is at 255% charge it reads, so I'm guessing that my battery is fine but it just doesn't work when it is unplugged.
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29 Jul 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

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Danny using your battery meter it says full and is at 255% charge it reads, so I'm guessing that my battery is fine but it just doesn't work when it is unplugged.
I think that could mean its broken, if its over 100%
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29 Jul 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Firstly try and turn on the notebook with the ac adapter disconnected.If it wont start up then reconnect the adapter boot up and download this- http://www.gtopala.com/siw-download.html
The free version is at the bottom
Under battery on the left hand side it will give you a wear level on the battery.This may help to decide if its the battery that has gone.

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Danny


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29 Jul 2011   #9

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Even if the battery is bad, that should not prevent the icon from showing in the System tray. Try the fix Brink posted, see if it helps.
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